Cultural critic and writer, Michael Bracewell has written widely and increasingly on modern and contemporary art and has been a regular contributor to Frieze magazine since its inception.
He has written extensively for museums and galleries on artists including Gilbert & George, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Wolfgang Tillmans, Anish Kapoor, Keith Coventry, John Stezaker, Glenn Brown and Damien Hirst.
This collection of Bracewell’s writing on art explores connections between the visual arts, pop music, modern iconography and sub-cultures, while appraising the vision and ideas of individual artists and the relation of their work to its broader cultural context.
Bracewell was born in London in 1958 and is the author of six novels and three works of non-fiction, including most recently new editions of his novel The Conclave (1991) and his acclaimed study of Englishness in popular culture, England Is Mine.
Throughout the 1990s he contributed a series of long interviews with leading musicians, artists and actors to both The Guardian and The Times.